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Cerise Restaurant & Bar at The Forbury Hotel

26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ, England
+44 118 952 7770
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My mum booked the restaurant a few weeks in advance for my graduation dinner. She phoned up several times since she had booked as I am gluten and lactose free and she wanted to assure there would be something for me to eat, and she...More

Thank maaryj0
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've had cocktails in Cerise on many a happy occasion - yes, they are more expensive than the chain pubs but are always beautifully presented and made using quality ingredients. We always said we should eat here too, so we finally got round to booking...More

1  Thank bikergirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful experience from the moment we arrived! The staff are friendly, polite and happy. Food is sensational both to look at and to taste! Every mouthful is a delight! Fantastic flavours, expertly presented and explained, paired with appropriate wines ( dear Andrew thank you once...More

Thank J_B_P18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was really impressed as they did a vegetarian taster menu . We started off with a bottle of Champagne in the bar and finished it off at the table . The waitress was lovely and knowledgeable. My friend had the normal tasting menu and...More

1  Thank KimberleyBimson
Jacob B, Manager at Cerise Restaurant & Bar at The Forbury Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for all your lovely comments and for constrictive feedback regarding flight of wines. Our Chef is very new to us and so we are especially pleased to learn how much you enjoyed Craig's menus. We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dimitri at the bar makes the best espresso martini in England. Watching him make them is a true "cocktail" experience. It is truly mesmerising and the drink is so delicious. Glad this bar was recommended to us or we would have never discovered it. Amazing!...More

1  Thank Charlotte H
Jacob B, Manager at Cerise Restaurant & Bar at The Forbury Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your very kind review and most importantly for your kind mention of our team member Dimitri as I know it means a good deal to him to receive a mention. We look forward to your return. Kind regards, Jacob

Reviewed 20 June 2017

Following my complaint and bad experience during a visit for afternoon tea last year, the manager Jacob contacted me, apologised and offered me a complimentary afternoon tea for two. Today, I took up his kind offer and found the experience in total contrast to my...More

1  Thank Loobie-Lou-Lou
Jacob B, Manager at Cerise Restaurant & Bar at The Forbury Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for giving Cerise Restaurant and Bar another opportunity, much appreciated. These slips in your previous visit shouldn't happen but it is great to get a chance to put things right. We are already looking forward to your return visit. Kind regards Jacob Bartlomiejczyk

Reviewed 20 June 2017

I stayed at the Forbury for business and regularly visited Cerise for breakfast. The staff was friendly and efficient and the food was excellent. Unfortunately, I was not able to have dinner here but others have told me that it is as delicious as their...More

1  Thank Don G
Jacob B, Manager at Cerise Restaurant & Bar at The Forbury Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was a delight to read your review and we are grateful for your compliments about our breakfast, our food and our staff. Thank you for taking the time to write and we hope to welcome you back very soon! Kind regards, Jacob Bartlomiejczyk

Reviewed 19 June 2017

We visited specifically for Afternoon Tea and it did not disappoint. Heavenly! Attentive polite staff, beautiful environment and interesting teas to choose from. The bread for the sandwiches was lighter than air, the scones delicious and not daunting in their size and the cakes were...More

1  Thank Sophie M
Jacob B, Manager at Cerise Restaurant & Bar at The Forbury Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a lovely heading to your review, thank you. Our absolute pleasure of looking after you and so pleased you have happy memories of your visit. I hope you live fairly close by and can make that return visit soon. Kind regards, Jacob Bartlomiejczyk

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Having read mixed reviews on Cerise we were not sure what to expect. We had the 3 courses for £23 menu which was good value. The house wine by the glass was not available - we had a white wine 175 instead - this was...More

Thank ChristineH04
Jacob B, Manager at Cerise Restaurant & Bar at The Forbury Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your very balanced feedback, and for giving credit where it was due but please accept our apologies for the slips in service you experienced. When you do have a date in mind to return, please do contact me directly and I will...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

Enjoyed a couple of nice cocktail here. Just a shame there was no sun. Good service, competent staffMore

1  Thank foxtrot1989
Jacob B, Manager at Cerise Restaurant & Bar at The Forbury Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and kind words regarding Cerise Bar. I'm delighted you enjoyed our cocktails and that you were well looked after by our team. I’ll ensure the team hears about your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. kind...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$13 - US$33
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:59
07:00 - 23:59
07:00 - 23:59
07:00 - 23:59
07:00 - 23:59
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 952 7770
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Forbury Roseate
Inspirational eating and drinking at Cerise Brasserie and Bar is driven by our passion for food and drink. Relaxed Mediterranean style cooking. Fresh quality ingredients. A menu that follows the seasons and not the latest fashion. The staff are knowledgeable, educated, informed. They're part of the performance. Dine until the late hours. Get deep over coffee. Enjoy a swift, light lunch. Sip cocktails.Entry to Cerise is from Forbury Square or through the hotel. Whilst you relax ordering cocktails and food you will notice flashes of Cerise on the wallpaper, music, lighting and people all contributing to the atmosphere. Cerise accommodates relaxed and informal dining, and has two private alcoves, perfect for that romantic tête à tête or private party.In the summer you can eat in our secret garden under the shade of a pomegranate tree. A beautiful waterfall feature, clever lighting and outdoor heating make this a versatile space.Our produce is sourced from all over the UK, from the Outer Hebrides to Brixham. Interestingly, the majority of our hand picked suppliers come from within a forty mile radius of Reading.Come and experience Cerise for yourself, the trendiest bar and restaurant in Berkshire.
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